Here is the very last sneak preview of “In His Glory, A Book of Miracles” * The last selection I have chosen for the final day of the Book Launch is from the “Bonus Chapter, The Shroud: My Opinion”* The bonus chapter is ONLY available on Kindle during the book launch and today is the final day to get your copy! Enjoy the preview!
“….Imagine what it would be like. Suppose for a moment that you are a scientist, an archeologist, or a historian, and presented before you is a piece of a linen. On that piece of linen appears to be the blood stains and outline of a man; a man who has been crucified and buried in the tradition of what is considered a Jewish burial. The anomalies in the cloth closely resemble the features and trauma of He, who in the Bible as documented by the apostles and history, tells us is Jesus, Son of God, Son of Man, The Christ.
The linen is remarkable in its exact resemblance to the documented burial of the crucified Son of God. The features and the positioning of the stains on the cloth, down to the very last details, appear to be what has been depicted as the burial cloth of Christ. What if it was up to you to examine this cloth and determine its authenticity? Would you be fair in your assessment? Would you consider all possibilities? What if logic proved only it was a Miracle? What would you think? What would you do?
As a scientist or historian, just as all those who have examined the Shroud before, you would probably do everything you could to determine or disprove its authenticity. After all that is what you are there for, right? You would probably use every method of verification and new technology that you had available.
You might try tests based on new technologies and theories. You might even be biased by science or Faith. If you were a Christian, a Preacher, or a Pastor and you were asked to examine the cloth, you would probably be in awe. You might possibly be in shock beholding what may be an image created by the presence of God.
Perhaps you would be moved and hurt when you realize what this crucified man went through. Perhaps you would realize the extent of sin and of Faith. Perhaps, you would doubt what you saw. If you are not Christian, perhaps it would shed new light.
Though I have never actually seen The Shroud of Turin in person, I recently I set out to research it, view it online, and to try and understand the mysteries it holds. What did Jesus look like? It’s not important what Jesus looked like, but to me when I am truly passionate about something, when I thirst for knowledge and give myself over to something, I want to know everything I can.
I believe in Jesus. For me being curious about what Jesus looked like is a way for me to feel closer to Him, to understand that He was a Son of Man, and he felt what we feel and he physically suffered. He was flesh and blood. It’s a way for me to understand all that he was and he is and to understand and appreciate His sacrifice to humankind. Based on what I have seen and heard with my research, I believe the shroud is authentic.
Though I won’t document every single thing I’ve seen and heard over time (It would be impossible to do so), I will note my primary sources and my reasons for believing. Most information on The Shroud of Turin is, in my opinion, common knowledge. What most of us seem to “know” about the shroud has been told to us, blasted by numerous news reporters, or passed along casually. I will get into my sources and my reasons for my belief in just a moment, but remember, this is a book of Miracles and no matter who’s hand made The Shroud or when, God has the power to create Miracles at any time.
That being said, if you believe in Miracles, isn’t it possible that Jesus could have hidden that Shroud for years? Couldn’t it have been God’s will that it was found? As far as carbon 14 testing, I think the samples could have been switched when they did the test. That is an answer to why the test didn’t give validation to what everyone believes to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ. After all, we have reason to believe that the church has held back information from us. Google it. See what you find out. You may be shocked at the plethora of information available. There is a visionary who recently had a vision of Mary. In her vision, Mary said that the church has blocked information from us. That’s reason enough for me to believe the Church has hidden things. In addition, people have found what appear to be lost or hidden scrolls from the Bible, from the Knights Templar and from testimonies of the Apostles.
What if someone on the inside switched the samples during the carbon 14 test? Isn’t it possible and/or probable that if everyone knew for sure that The Shroud was real people might kill, fight, or who knows what to get it or even destroy it? Maybe it’s good that people doubt its authenticity…”*
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*”In His Glory, A Book of Miracles” written by Leslie S. Miller © 2013